Ghost sign (Charcot joint)

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Laurent Bilodeau et al.

The ghost sign is seen when a Charcot joint is complicated by an osteomyelitis. It is most commonly seen in the setting of a diabetic foot

It refers to the poor definition of the margins of a bone on a T1 weighted image, which reappears after contrast injection 1.

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Section: Signs
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